Saturday, April 3, 2010

PROJECT 365, week fourteen

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JOINING SARA FOR ANOTHER WEEK...

3.28 DD'S BIRTHDAY...
HIBACHI WAS THE MEAL OF THE DAY
THOSE HIBACHI CHEFS ALWAYS MANAGE TO DO SOMETHING SILLY DURING THE 'SHOW'...THIS LITTLE BALL PLAYER WAS FULL OF WATER...HE WAS USED TO PUT OUT THE FIRE (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...)
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I THINK DD AND FRIENDS HAD A GOOD TIME EATING AND HANGING OUT TOGETHER
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HUBS AND I CUT A PIECE OUT OF THE CAKE BEFORE DD TOOK IT WITH HER TO HER BIBLE STUDY CLASS LATER THAT AFTERNOON...IT WAS GOOD THAT IT WAS GOING AWAY FROM MY HOUSE!
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3.30...BLESSED TO PARTICIPATE IN A 'SEDER'...
A LAST SUPPER AT OUR CHURCH. 
I LOVE CHRISTIAN-HEBRAIC LEGACY AND ENJOY LEARNING MORE AND MORE ABOUT THE TRADITIONS, THEIR MEANINGS THEN AND THEIR MEANINGS AFTER CHRIST FULFILLED THE LAW.  THIS IS A SHOT OF OUR 'TRAY' THAT WAS PASSED AT OUR TABLE DURING EACH SECTION OF THE MEAL...BITTER HERBS, LAMB SHANK, BOILED EGGS, CHAROSETH, MATZOH...EACH WITH ITS OWN MEANING AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE JEWS.  OUR 'WINE' WAS GRAPE JUICE AND WE DRANK IT AFTER EACH OF THE FOUR BLESSINGS THROUGHOUT THE SEDER.
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OUR DRAMA TEAM HAD MEMORIZED A LOT OF SPECIFIC PRAYERS, SONGS AND SCRIPTURE TO FULFILL THIS MEAL AS THEY ACTED IT OUT ON THE STAGE...WE FOLLOWED IN SUIT AFTER EACH PART OF THE MEAL THEY PORTRAYED.
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I WAS BLESSED TO GET TO SIT NEXT TO AN EMMAUS SISTER DURING THE SEDER...SHE'S BEEN IN MY LIFE FOR YEARS AND WAS ONE OF DD'S TEACHERS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
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4.3 ANNUAL EASTER FESTIVAL
HELD AT ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH...OUR CAMPGROUND. SO MANY PEOPLE THIS YEAR...LITTLE AND BIG.  THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT, IN THE 70'S, BRIGHT SUNSHINE RAINED DOWN ON US.  THE NEWLY-LAID 'SOD' IS GROWING BRISKLY AND WILL BE MUCH THICKER BY 'CAMP MEETING' TIME IN JULY.
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SEVERAL OF OUR YOUTH VOLUNTEERED AT THE VARIOUS BOOTHS, SHAVING ICE, POURING DRINKS, MANNING 'BOUNCEY' CASTLES/SLIDES...THEY WERE HAVING SO MUCH FUN WHILE BEING 'CHRIST'S HANDS AND FEET' IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY...THIS WAS A FREE EVENT FOR ANY ONE TO ENJOY.
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DD GOT A PIC OF ME WITH 'THE BUNNY'...
I'M SURPRISED HE HAD SO MUCH ENERGY AND TIME...I FIGURED HE'D BE RESTING UP FOR ALL THAT WORK HE HAS TO DO TOMORROW!  BUT, HE DID HAVE TIME TO LET ME HUG HIM!!!  HE'S ALWAYS BEEN SOOOOOOO GOOD TO ME :)
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HIS LITTLE SISTER WAS ENJOYING HER SPOT IN ONE OF THE EMPTY EASTER BASKETS...SEE SHE'S RESTING...HE MAY GET HER BUSY TOMORROW, TOO!
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THE BUNNIES HAD SEVERAL OF THEIR FRIENDS VISITING WITH THEM...AND THE KIDS LOVED EVERY MINUTE WITH EACH OF THEM...HERE'S SS WITH THE FAT, 5-YEAR OL ROOSTER...HE WEIGHS 15 LBS. AND HE LOVED 'CROWING' EVERY FEW MINUTES.  THE KIDS WOULD 'SCATTER' WHEN HE RARED BACK AND CROWED.
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DD GOT HER HANDS ON THE SMALLEST BUNNY...SHE'S ALWAYS WANTED ONE BUT WE NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THAT WORKED INTO OUR LIVES.
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THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOT OF THE DAY...
ISN'T THIS THE SWEETEST LITTLE LAMB SHE'S PETTING...IT WAS SO FLUFFY AND SWEET...SUCH AN INNOCENT REPRESENTATION OF OUR LORD'S LIFE...OUR PRECIOUS, COMPLETELY-GIVEN LAMB COVERING ALL OUR UGLINESS.
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A BURRO CALMLY WALKED AROUND, TAKING CORN FROM ANYONE WHO WOULD OFFER...
HE WAS NEVER PUSHY THOUGH.
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BELOW IS THE FIRST 'SCOTTISH' COW I'VE EVER SEE UP CLOSE
SO FURRY AND WILL GROW TO BE VERY LARGE ONE DAY.
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SS COULDN'T STAY AWAY FROM THE LITTLE BLACK PIG
AT FIRST HE WOULDN'T RAISE HIS HEAD FOR A PICTURE, SO I ROOTED AROUND UNDER THE HAY AND FOUND SOME CORN FOR HER TO HOLD IN HER PALM...WA LAH!!! THEN, I GOT THE SHOT :)
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IN ADDITION TO THE MANY ANIMALS THE BUNNY BROUGHT...
 HE SHARED SOME CLOWNS, WHO WERE BLOWING BUBBLES,
AND CHARACTERS, LIKE WINNIE THE POOH, HAD PICS MADE WITH THE KIDS...
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EVEN SOME OF OUR COLLEGE KIDS CAME HOME FROM OUT OF STATE
AND WORKED AT THE EVENT...
HERE, CM IS MANNING THE 'BLOWUP SLIDE'...SHE WAS SOOOOOO PATIENT WITH THESE LITTLE ONES.

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SHE'S ONE OF MY 'HUGGERS' ...
SHE FINDS ME WHENEVER HOME AND GRABS ME WITH HER 'SOCCER STRONG' ARMS AND GIVES THE 'HUGE-EST' HUGS...LOVE IT!  I'VE WATCHED HER GROW UP SINCE SHE WAS 5YO.  THE TIME HAS FLOWN BY...SHE'LL BE STARTING HER 2ND YEAR IN COLLEGE SOON.
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OUR WEEK WAS SUCH A JOY...
HOLY WEEK IS SUCH AN EMOTIONAL TIME, REMEMBERING HOW OUR LORD GAVE EVERYTHING FOR US.  WE'RE EAGER FOR EASTER MORNING TO AGAIN PRAISE HIM FOR DEFEATING DEATH AND BEING OUR HOPE AND SALVATION FOR ETERNITY.
BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THIS EASTER.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Lots of wonderful photos. Especially like the one of DD and the lamb -- too cute! And you with the bunny -- too cute as well! What a fun day you had :-)

Have a blessed Easter!

Mary said...

What great pictures! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful week!

sara said...

first, I wanted you to know that you linked up your thursday post at my place! you might want to go change that if you have time!

love Hibachi!!! so fun!

we had a mini sedar for our youth. Your's looks really great!!!

and the part at the campground....just plain fun!!!

Looks like a fantastic week!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Maybe next year I will being my grand-baby to the easter festival at campground. I was busy in the backyard all day, it looked like fun!

R

The Bug said...

What fun at the camp ground! I remember going to camp meeting when I was in college (my church didn't do it growing up, but my cousin did youth ministry that did when we were in college - so much fun!).

Elizabeth said...

what a great week you had... love all the pictures with the animals... the bunny in the basket is just too cute!
I love going to hibachi places for birthdays.... so much fun!

Happy Easter!

rita said...

Such a fun festival!
Great to meet DD, lovely!

Tori said...

What a fun week!
We had a Seder last year and it was amazing to see all of the Jewish ritual as a NT believer. It all points to Christ!
Have a super week!!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

I've eaten a lot of hibachi in my time, but I've never heard of the ball player putting out the fire!! Kinda disgusting if you ask me... ;)

How neat that you guys did the Seder. I'd love that!

You had so many wonderfully fun Easter shots! Love all the sweet fuzzy animals. I'm sure the kids were all high as a kite!

Great week!